The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. The Database has four components, each focusing on a different area of cardiothoracic surgery
Data Manager Mentorship Program
STS is now offering a mentorship program for data managers. Experienced data managers will be paired with those who are seeking advice related to data abstraction. Sign up as either a mentor or mentee.
CHSD v3.41 Takes Effect
Version 3.41 of the CHSD is in effect as of January 1, 2019. Data collection resources, including the training manual, data collection form, data specifications, and itemized changes, are available.
The execution of the Participation Agreement and the Appendix I: Business Associate Contract & Data Use Agreement acknowledges that Participants, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Duke Clinical Research Institute agree to comply with all statutes and regulations, under federal and state laws, concerning patient privacy and data security, including but not limited to the privacy regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or "HIPAA."